Evaluation Type: Power Supplies
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: don't have any other comparable products at this time.
What were the biggest problems encountered?: Getting the power to my devices? ....... Getting devices with equipment purchased and my Network cables? ...... There is also a Green LED on the type C supplied cable. I'm not sure what this is indicating?
This review will evaluate the claims made by MicroChip on the Packaging and in the Datasheet for the "Poe to USB-C Adapter".
New UPDATED 7/11//2021
Power Problems SOLVED!
|What came in the BOX?|
The passive PoE adapter TL-POE4824G can be used to simultaneously supply power and transmit data to a passive PoE device, such as TP-Link's EAP245 3. 0, EAP225 3. 0, CPE610. TL-POE4824G.
TP-Link PoE Injector | PoE Adapter 48V DC Passive PoE | Gigabit Ports | Up to 100 Meters(325 feet) | Wall Mountable Design (TL-PoE4824G), White
|PoE out and LAN In||Power cord connector|
I connected the injector as shown in the diagram and the Adapter is used as a "Passive PoE device" depicted on the right of the diagram.
1 Connected the Ethernet cable from my switch to the LAN connector.
2. Connected one end of an Ethernet cable to the PoE out connector on the injector. and the other end into the PoE connection on the Adapter.
3. Plug in the AC power cord.
4. power LED shown green on the injector.
5. Power LED showed YELLOW and Link/Act LED showed steady GREEN.
|USB Description||USB Connectors||Connect to these devices|
USB OTG (On The GO) Adapter
Apple Model: A1632
|USB Type-C MALE to TYPE-A FEMALE||1st in line for all devices tested|
|USB Adapter||USB Type-A MALE to Type-C 2.0 FEMALE|
|USB Type-C cable||USB Type-A MALE to Type-C MALE||Android Phone|
USB Type-C cable (supplied in the package)
Green LED power indicator at one end.
|USB Type-C MALE to Type-C MALE||Android Phone|
Apple Lightning Cable
USB Type-A FEMALE to lighting MALE
USB Type-C OTG MALE to LIGHTING MALE (Needed)
|USB Gender Coupler|
USB Type-A MALE to Type-A MALE
|Breadboard Power Module|
|Micro USB cable||USB Type-A MALE to Micro USB MALE|
Arduino NANO 33 IoT
Raspberry PI Zero W
|USB Type-C cable||USB-Type-A MALE to Type C MALE||Raspberry PI 4|
|Listed on the box:|
Connect the other side of the USB Type-C cable to the FEMALE Type C 2.0 to MALE USB A adapter
then plug then Male USB A end into the PC. .
Verify that the USB-C powered device is getting power from the PD-USB-DP6
Microsoft Windows 10 OS
1. Connect one side of the supplied USB Type-C cable to the USB-C host.
2. Connect the other side of the USB Type-C cable to the PD-USB-DP60’s USB-C socket.
3. Connect a standard Cat 5/5e/6 Ethernet cable the PD-USB-DP60’s “PoE IN” RJ45 socket to connect to an IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000 Mbps network.
ETHERNET: NOT WORKING no drivers for apple iPad
POWER: NOT WORKING need OTG cable
No charging was indicated using the injector.
Was not able to test the network.
ETHERNET: NOT TESTED
POWER: NOW working With OTG CABLE
ETHERNET: Not Tested
POWER: Now WORKING with OTG Adaptor attached 1st in line to the PoE adapter
I connected the type C connector to a type A adapter and plugged it into the Arduino.
Power was supplied to the Arduino.
The network has not been tested.
Injector is now working and the PoE adapter is supplying power to all my IoT devices, NOW THAT I AM USING AN OTG ADAPTER!!
Thanks to my fellow reviewers:
For your information on a OTG cable to solve the problems I was having with getting Power from the Microchip PoE Adapter to my IoT devices.
The OTG cable that I found in the airport one day fixed everything.
It is an APPLE product Model A1632.
The OTG cable that I found in the airport one day fixed everything.
I am NOT changing my scores for this product.
The use of an OTG Adapter, should be mentioned in the "Quick Start Guide"
It would of made things a lot easier for me.
Thanks to the Roadtest reviewers for the TIP on the OTG. After understanding the use of it and why it is needed, I was able to finish my experiments.
LAN7800 Driver To download device drivers for the LAN7800 please visit the LAN7800 WEB page: LAN7800
Helpful links on USB Cables.
A very helpful answer to why you will need a OTG adapter. Thanks Gough
That's a tough question to answer as the "functions of USB-C" don't all translate to the legacy connections - things like CC pins aren't passed through as they're internally terminated in the adapters, likewise side-band channels are usually left open.
As mentioned before - a USB-C to USB-A OTG adapter should be used as the first step. Whether you get a USB 3.0 capable one or a USB 2.0 one doesn't matter so much for the Raspberry Pi as their OTG ports are USB 2.0 only, but getting a USB 3.0 one may allow for more possibilities if you use it with other equipment. Plugging this into the PoE-USB-C adapter will tell it that it's connected as OTG so it can start sourcing power. Then a regular USB-A to USB-microB cable can be used from that adapter through to the Pi's microUSB-B connector. This regular cable will tell the Pi-end that it's connected as a device and can accept power (not that this matters as the Pi doesn't have an internal battery).
In the case of the Pi 3B+, there's no point in having data - the OTG pins on the USB plug are just open circuit as the hardware design uses the OTG controller to serve the hub/Ethernet chip that runs the four USB-A ports on that board. For the Pi Zero W, there should be some USB-OTG capability so it may be able to get the data link going as well under the above recommendation.
For reference, my USB-C to USB-A OTG adapter came from Daiso for AU$2.80. It's not a particularly high-quality USB 3.0 type adapter, but it does the job and is locally available in Australia. I'm not sure of a "single-cable" solution, as vendors aren't always clear as to what their adapters are configured for or their cables. If the end plugging into the PoE-USB-C adapter is configured not as OTG but as device, the adapter will not source power at all.
That being said - this cable is labelled as if it should do the trick - https://www.amazon.com.au/CableCreation-Braided-480Mbps-Android-Devices/dp/B0744BKDRD but as I've not got one of them myself, I can't guarantee compatibility.
Similarly, the description on this one also seems to be just fine - https://www.amazon.com.au/AmazonBasics-USB-Type-Micro-Cable/dp/B01LONQ7R6
An adapter like this one should theoretically work too - noting it clearly says micro-USB B device - https://www.amazon.com.au/Female-Adapter-ARKTEK-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B072J5B3BR/
That being said, if you have something that works already, I probably wouldn't be inclined to splurge on more random cables and adapters.
Congrats SK, in getting your devices to a successful conclusion.
Thank you for taking the time to write. It's nice to know that another reviewer is struggling with this gear also. Your right in saying "to be used effectively requires a complete understanding of the capabilities of the device it is powering and providing data to." One thing that confuses me though, is my experience with my Arduino device working with power the 1st time and then with the same configuration never powering up again. I thought I blew the board! But then I ran it under my usual power configuration and it booted up fine? Phew!
I saw your review and another one from jamesy0ung
James seems to have had better luck with Power on the of the devices that I tried, but he posted no problems and any special configs on those devices. I also saw the question you posed and the answer from Gough Lui His answer makes sense and I started to use the information given, but I still could not power up the PI 4.
One of the problems I have with this product is that It is NOT "Plug and Play -- no configuration is needed ", Here I am thinking that it will be easy to power my Evaluation Kit experiments with this and I get sucked into a sinkhole of learning how the Pi is powered. Well that is not Plug and Play to me. And the lack of help to diagnose the power connections for the specific product is essential not to be found. Yes they have a drivers page but that is centered around the network chip not the PoE adapter itself. MicroChip, needs to up there online support and community for this product. And at the very less Certify which devices can draw power from the PoE Adapter.
If I discover anymore information on power to devices, I'll let you know. But for now I'm going to give this thing a rest.
Thanks for listening.
I struggled also skruglewicz .
PoE, data connection and power connection over the same connector. Sounds simple but that turned out to be a different case. I did get some stuff working but other stuff I'm still confused. The introduction of USB-C adds the complexity. You go from 4 wires on USB-A to a possible 26 I think on USB-C.
I still have some confusion. I also purchased cables and connectors that in the end proved useless. Well not useless, they proved what I thought I could do wouldn't work.
I believe this device to be used effectively requires a complete understanding of the capabilities of the device it is powering and providing data to. I did manage to get data and power working on the Pi4 but then it uses USB-C and data enabled on the connector. I failed to get both data and power working on others.
If the truth be told it was Gough Lui that gave me the knowledge to get it working. Lick your wounds and come out swinging on the next RoadTest.
Thank You DAB
Power is not my forte! I feel I might of not had the proper components (PoE injector, cables and Type-C to Type A adapters? ) to give this gear the proper review. It seems like the other reviewers had better luck with the PoE power function of this adapter then I did.
Thanks for your kind comment.
Nice honest review.